Available in 2021
Course code

EDUC6775

Units

20 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

In this course students will interrogate the role and value of their major teaching area in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum. The specialised knowledge and skills of the teacher, in particular, planning, teaching and assessment and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners will be explored. Specific attention will also be given to Indigenous students and multicultural experience; as well as a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing the major teaching area.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Trimester 2 - 2021

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6171, EDUC6180, EDUC6190, EDUC6236, EDUC6243, EDUC6245, EDUC6250, EDUC6336, EDUC6345, EDUC6360, EDUC6371, EDUC6380, EDUC6390, EDUC6552 and EDUC6652. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6171, EDUC6180, EDUC6190, EDUC6236, EDUC6243, EDUC6245, EDUC6250, EDUC6336, EDUC6345, EDUC6360, EDUC6371, EDUC6380, EDUC6390, EDUC6552 or EDUC6652 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6775.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Articulate and critically analyse the role and value of the major teaching area in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.

2. Develop and evaluate lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for secondary schools in the major teaching area.

3. Analyse the process and components of planning, teaching, assessment and reflection as related to the major teaching area.

4. Adapt and differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the secondary classroom.

5. Integrate strategies, technologies and resources for planning, teaching and assessing in the major content area.


Content

Topics will include:

  • The principles and practices of planning, teaching and assessing for student learning in secondary schools.
  • The role and value of the major teaching area in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
  • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5/6.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the major teaching area curriculum.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for planning, teaching and assessing the major teaching area.
  • Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learning in the secondary classroom.
  • Approaches for incorporating insights into the secondary classroom into Aboriginal and multicultural experience.

Requisite

To enrol in this course students must be active in one of the following programs:

- Master of Teaching (Secondary) [40204], or the

- Master of Teaching (Secondary) [11715].

Students who have successfully completed EDUC6171, EDUC6180, EDUC6190, EDUC6236, EDUC6243, EDUC6245, EDUC6250, EDUC6336, EDUC6345, EDUC6360, EDUC6371, EDUC6380, EDUC6390, EDUC6552, or EDUC6652, cannot enrol in EDUC6775.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Product of Practice - Development of and critical reflection on a lesson sequence - 50%

Project: Project - Development of and critical analysis of an assessment - 50%


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Online Activity

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Week for 6 Weeks starting in week 1

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.